Program

Day 1 – Monday, September 9, 2019

9th PSEPB Conference opening

12:00–12:15 – Opening ceremony
12:15–13:00 – George Coupland – “Mechanisms conferring seasonal flowering responses in annual and perennial plants”.

Session 1: Sexual plant reproduction

Chairs: Peter K. Hepler and Marta Lenartowska.

15:00–15:30 – Peter K. Hepler – “Tip growth in pollen tubes: a role for ions and actin”
15:30–16:00 – Thomas Widiez – “The genetics behind being ‘Not Like Daddy’: new insights in double fertilization thanks to maize haploid inducer lines”
16:00–17:00 – Oral presentations
17:30–19:00 – Poster session

19:00 – Welcome party.

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Session 2: Plant omics

Chairs: Maciej Stobiecki and Maciej Ostrowski.

9:00–09:30 – Wolfram Weckwerth – title coming soon
9:30–10:00 – Joachim Kopka – “Plant temperature acclimation and growth rely on cytosolic ribosome biogenesis factor homolog”
10:00–11:00 – Oral presentations
11:30–13:00 – Poster session.

Session 3: Epigenetic and epitranscriptomic regulation of gene expression

Chairs: Gordon Simpson and Janusz Niedojadło.

14:30–15:00 – Gordon Simpson – “The Long Read”
15:00–15:30 – Brian D. Gregory – “Epitranscriptome-mediated reprogramming of the plant transcriptome”
15:30–16:00 – Rupert Fray – “mRNA methylation complex components and methylation outcomes in a model plant system”
16:00–16:50 – Oral presentations
17:30–19:00 – Poster session

19.00–21:00 – General Assembly of PSEPB (for PSEPB Members only)
19:30–21:00 – Toruń by night tour / Gingerbread feast.

Day 3 – Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Session 4: Plant interactions with other organisms

Chairs: Katarzyna Turnau and Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz.

9:00–09:35 – Christel Baum – “The ecological significance of the plant microbiome”
9:35–10:10 – Adam Schikora – “Friend or foe: Crop plants between beneficial and pathogenic bacteria”
10:10–11:10 – Oral presentations
11:40–13:00 – Poster session.

Session 5: Abiotic stress responses

Chairs: Władysław Polcyn and Jarosław Tyburski.

14:30–15:00 – Cécile Bousquet-Antonelli – title coming soon
15:00–15:30 – Ewa Sobieszczuk-Nowicka – “Physio-genetic dissection of stress-induced leaf senesence & timing its reversal in barley”
15:30–16:30 – Oral presentations
17:00–18:30 – Poster session

18:15–19:15 – Agisera workshop
19:30–24:00 – Conference banquet.

Day 4 – Thursday, September 12, 2019

Session 6: Plant hormones and hormonal regulations

Chairs: Andrzej Bajguz and Justyna Wiśniewska.

9:00–09:30 – Claus Wasternack – “Recent news in biosynthesis, metabolism and signaling of jasmonates – important regulators in plant stress responses and development”
9:30–10:00 – Danuše Tarkowská – “Looking for a needle in haystack – major aspects of analysis of brassinosteroids and other plant signalling molecules”
10:00–11:00 – Oral presentations
11:30–13:00 – Poster session.

Session 7: Biotechnology and tissue culture

Chairs: Ewa Łojkowska and Adriana Szmidt-Jaworska.

14:30–15:00 – Christoph A. Gehring – “Cyclic nucleotide signaling in plants – from cyclases to systemic responses”
15:00–15:30 – Wendy Stirk – “Can plant hormones be used to enhance the value of microalgae biomass for biotechnological applications?”
15:30–16:20 – Oral presentations
16:50–18:20 – Poster session

18:20–19.30 – Closing ceremony
19:30–21:00 – Toruń by night tour / Gingerbread feast.